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Mantua Models Sovereign of the Seas Model Ship Kit FREE NEXT DAY Delivery


Mantua Models Sovereign of the Seas Model Ship Kit FREE NEXT DAY Delivery

Mantua Models Sovereign of the Seas Model Ship Kit FREE NEXT DAY Delivery    Mantua Models Sovereign of the Seas Model Ship Kit FREE NEXT DAY Delivery
She was launched in 1637 and set the design of ships for the next 200 years. No such lavish display of ornamentation had ever been seen before or since and the cost was astronomical. A plank on frame construction, the kit contains:- Building plans with general details, English instructions, lost wax brass castings, walnut or lime planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, etched brass details, rigging cord.

All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy. A full colour poster is provided with the kit to show the beauty of the finished model. Scale 1:78 Length 1100mm. It was built by Peter Pett (later a Commissioner of the Navy), under the guidance of his father Phineas, the King's master shipwright, and was launched at Woolwich dockyard on October 13, 1637. As the second three-decked first-rate (the first three-decker being Prince Royal of 1610), she was the predecessor of Nelson's Victory, although Revenge, built in 1577 by Mathew Baker, was the inspiration providing the innovation of a single deck devoted entirely to broadside guns.

Until 1655 she was also exceptionally large for an English vessel; no other ships of Charles were heavier. Sovereign became leaky and defective with age during the reign of William III, and was laid up at Chatham, ignominiously ending her days by being burnt to the water line as a result of having been set on fire either by accident, negligence or design.

The Sergal kit of the Sovereign is every bit as magnificent as the original. Authentic detailing includes 675 solid bronze ornamental pieces to adorn her stern, decks and hull -- each cast individually by the lost wax method. The hull is double-planked in basswood and walnut, and all wooden parts are laser cut for a perfect fit.

Blocks and deadeyes are pre-finished walnut. Other fittings are brass, copper and cast white metal. You'll arm your vessel with 102 burnished metal cannon, and rig her with several diameters of seized cotton line. Eight sheets of plans are accompanied by a comprehensive instruction book.

A very impressive kit that every boat modeller wants to build! Scale 1:78 Overall Length: 1100mm Overall Width: 435mm Length of Hull: 960mm Width of Hull: 180mm Height: 865mm Planking: Double. The item "Mantua Models Sovereign of the Seas Model Ship Kit FREE NEXT DAY Delivery" is in sale since Tuesday, November 27, 2012. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Model Kits\Models".

The seller is "alwayshobbies" and is located in Raveningham, Norfolk. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  1. Type: Boats & Ships
  2. MPN: 787
  3. Brand: Mantua
  4. Scale: 1:78


Mantua Models Sovereign of the Seas Model Ship Kit FREE NEXT DAY Delivery    Mantua Models Sovereign of the Seas Model Ship Kit FREE NEXT DAY Delivery